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Speculative foundations

Man in Pre-History

The earliest masons

The development of literacy

Monumental masonry

Classical masonry

Cathedral masonry

The Medieval Freemasons

Medieval Lodges

The Ceremonials of Medieval Lodges

The Foundations

The Solomonic Degrees

The First Temple

The Second Temple

Symbols in antiquity

Symbols in the Sacred Writings

The origin of Masonic Symbols

The scope of Masonic Symbols

The Mystical Theme


Masonry through the ages

The Freemason and his Lodge

English operative lodges

Scottish operative lodges

Irish operative lodges

Early "non-operative" Masons

Early speculative lodges

The "Mason word"


Tradition in perspective

The Craft

Lodges of operative Masons

Training in operative Lodges

Speculative Lodges

Religious influence

Operative working tools

The Apprentice's working tools

The Fellow's working tools

The Master's working tools

The symbolism of the Square

The symbolism of the Level

The symbolism of the Plumb Rule

Guild Masonry

Operative influences

Modern speculative Freemasonry

The purpose of Freemasonry


The Old Charges in summary

The liberal Arts and Sciences

The foundation of the Crafts

The two Pillars

Nimrod and the Tower of Babel

The call of Abraham

The Temple at Jerusalem

Masonry in France

Masonry in England

Origins of the Rite

Operative background

Divestiture of the metals

The Hoodwink

The Cable Tow

The bare Right Arm

The bare Left Knee

The Slipshod Heel

The Jewels

Operative origins

Early Speculative Jewels

Speculative Tracing Board

The rise of civilization

What is Freemasonry

Early Masonry

Temple Masonry

Classical Masonry

Cathedral Masonry

Modern Freemasonry evolves

The Templar influence

Other influences on Freemasonry

In the Beginnings

The First Principles

Behaviour and Responsibility

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